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Stephen David Entertainment Partners With Cultural Forecaster Sparks & Honey

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Emmy-winning documentary and reality production company Stephen David Entertainment will team with New York-based cultural consultancy sparks & honey in a deal to seek new trends, story ideas and cast members for its programming.  Combining sparks & honey's ability to identify shifting patterns in culture with Stephen David Entertainment's storytelling expertise, the partnership will be aimed at finding casting and potential story lines for development. Specifics of the… Read

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Fortnite: Battle Royale Season 3 Ending – Where Will The Comet Strike?

On Monday, school attendance monitors and Millennial employers should expect a sag in attendance. They can blame it on a comet and an online game that has captured the imagination of a young worldwide audience. April 30 marks the end of Season 3 of Fortnite: Battle Royale, the hottest online game of the year among gamers, and it also likely means the reveal on the biggest mystery of the season: what will the blue comet that’s been streaking toward the map all season… Read

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Oscars: Deadline, Gold Derby, Indiewire & Variety Experts Battle It Out Over Which Acting Nominees Take The Big Prize

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After making our predictions in the ever-changing and somewhat unpredictable Best Picture race, Oscar pundits Tom O’Neil from Gold Derby, Anne Thompson from Indiewire, Tim Gray from Variety, and me repping Deadline (all four sites owned by PMC) take on the four acting races in another smackdown. While we find consensus on Actor and Actress, there is room for surprises in the usually less predictable supporting contests. In terms of those top two, we analyze if Frances… Read

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Amazon’s Alexa Offers Unexpected Golden Globes Plug For Rival Netflix Series

Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa is serving up Golden Globe predictions ahead of Sunday’s awards ceremony — including an unexpected plug for streaming rival Netflix’s drama series, Stranger Things. The Seattle-based tech giant is touting Alexa’s awards IQ and its plans to update information in near-real time as winners are announced. For now, Alexa can furnish basic details, such as the time the ceremony gets underway and the name of this year’s host, Seth Meyers. Alexa… Read

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Oscars: Best Actress Race Sports Strongest Field In Years – Deadline And Gold Derby Experts Sort Out The Likely Nominees (Watch)

Oscar Nominations 2016

In our final initial assessment of the nascent Oscar race contenders , Gold Derby’s Tom O’Neil and I try to figure out who will be left standing when the five nominees for Best Actress are announced in January.  This is certainly the strongest lineup of contenders we have seen in many years in the Best Actress race. In fact it harkens back to Hollywood’s golden age when the ladies ruled the roost at Oscar time and the men were left in their dust.  Best Actress this year… Read

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Oscars: Best Actor Race Sparks Debate Between Gold Derby And Deadline Experts – Who Can Beat Gary Oldman?

Oscar Nominations 2016

In our latest video smackdown, Gold Derby’s Tom O’Neil and I take an initial whack at surveying this year’s Best Actor Oscar race. We start with the idea that the not-as-crowded-as-usual field already has a front-runner in Gary Oldman’s brilliant, dominating portrayal of Winston Churchill in the November release, Darkest Hour. Click on the link above to watch. Of course, no one really wants to be the front-runner in October as there is nowhere to go but down, especially… Read

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Oscars: Is A Movie We Have Yet To See The Best Picture Front-Runner? Early Prediction Smackdown Between Deadline & Gold Derby

Oscar Nominations 2016

In our latest Oscar predictions smackdown Gold Derby’s Tom O’Neil and I go head to head in trying to throw out some intelligent early predictions of Oscar glory in the Best Picture race.  Yes , we are aware it is still only October and the Academy Awards aren’t until March but don’t let that stop us. Amazingly O’Neil has a movie he admits he has not seen one inch of footage on  as the current Best Picture front runner.  I take him to task for that and other things as we… Read

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Deadline’s Final Emmy Predictions In The Toughest Categories To Call

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With all eyes on Sunday’s Primetime Emmys, Deadline’s TV critic Dominic Patten and awards columnist Pete Hammond offer the final analysis of the night’s three top races — all of them too close to call. We forecast a photo finish in Outstanding Drama Series race, which has a historic and unprecedented five first-season series (The Crown, Stranger Things, The Handmaid’s Tale, Westworld and This Is Us)  going up against two returning nominees that have never won before (Bette… Read

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Emmys: Fierce Fight For Drama Series Acting Categories In Final Predictions Smackdown With Gold Derby, Indiewire & Deadline Experts

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Gold Derby’s Tom O’Neil, IndieWire’s Anne Thompson and I do our final predictions smackdown in advance of Sunday’s main event, the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on CBS. The three of us go head to head to head on the Drama Series acting races and come up with markedly different ideas. For Lead Actress in a Drama Series, we pretty much think it could come down to a battle royal between The Crown’s Claire Foy and The Handmaid’s Tale’s Elizabeth Moss, and the ultimate winner… Read

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Emmys: Deadline, Gold Derby And Indiewire Experts Battle Over Who Wins Most Competitive Drama Series Race In Years (Watch)

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With five first season shows in the mix and only two returnees, neither a past winner,  this year’s race in Emmy’s marquee Drama Series category is anybody’s ballgame and up for grabs especially since the champ for the past two years, Game Of Thrones is ineligible since it didn’t air a new season during the period.  Stranger Things, Westworld, The Crown, This Is Us and The Handmaid’s Tale  are not only all new to the Emmys, they are all new to television itself. This is… Read

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Emmys: Deadline, Gold Derby, And Indiewire Experts Prediction Smackdown On Comedy Acting Races – Who Is On Top?

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Gold Derby’s Tom O’Neil,  Indiewire’s  Anne Thompson , and I continue our fearless predictions for this year’s Emmy race by focusing on the contenders and likely winners in the comedy acting categories where you can expect all eyes on Julia Louis-Dreyfus as she tries to make television history by winning for the same character in the same show six straight times, but there are plenty of spoilers in the pack and there is likely a reason no one has ever been able to pull… Read

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Emmy Predictions: Outstanding Television Movie

HBO tends to dominate this category, with numerous victories over the years, so there is no reason to believe that their two entries this year, The Wizard of Lies and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks aren't immediate frontrunners. But this could be a year for PBS as well in a critically uneven field of contenders that pale compared to their Limited Series counterparts. The broadcast networks long ago virtually abandoned this format, which they once championed, so the… Read